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you can always get up to the minute information on the nbc10 app, including breaking news and weather alerts throughout the day. >> thanks for watching. good morning. breaking right now in egypt, airjet hijacked and forced to land in cyprus. passengers and crew members being held hostage. 50 others safely released. are the eight americans on the flight among them? we're live as the story unfolds. the fbi breaks into the iphone of one of the san bernardino shooters. should the government now tell apple about the weak spot in its security? blown away. high winds battle the northeast. 50 miles per hour gusts knocking down trees, damaging homes and delaying flights, with more on the way today, tuesday, march 29th, 2016.
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>> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> good morning, everybody. welcome to "today" on a tuesday morning. we've got breaking news. we want to get right to it. that is a live look at the hijacked egyptairplane, sitting on the tarmac. the hijacker is reportedly carrying explosives and making demands. rehema ellis has the latest. >> this situation has been unfolding all night and into the morning. authorities say the hijacker's motive appears to be of a personal nature, not terrorism. nonetheless, officials say they can't take any risk and they're proceeding with extreme caution. >> reporter: egyptair flight
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ms181, from alexandria, was hijacked. an early hopeful sign, most passengers, including women and children, were allowed to get off the plane, leaving the hijacker, plane crew, one security officer and three foreigners on board. eight americans originally on the flight, according to egypt's civil aviation. not clear if they are among the three still on the plane. and the motive for the hijacking, it appears to be personal. the president ruling out terrorism, saying, quote, it's all to do with a woman. he added, the hijacker is not a terrorist, but an idiot. the cyprus ministry of foreign affairs identified the hijacker as seif eldin mustafa. the elstranged wife is reportedy from cyprus and the hijacker
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wants to speak with her. this incident puts egyptian airport security back in the public eye. last october, a russian passenger jet crashed after taking off fr, and isis claimed responsibility for downing the jet. raising questions about how explosives made it on board. >> again, there is no confirmation of the nationality of the passengers that remain postage. aviation safety network is reporting this is the eighth hijacking involving an egyptairplane going back to 1976. flights are being diverted from that airport in cyprus. savannah? >> rehema ellis, thank you. >> to be clear, we believe at this moment, there are at least seven, if not more people, still on the plane. nbc news analyst clint is a former negotiator with the fbi. good morning. this is your area of expertise. what are they saying to the
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hijacker now? what are they telling him? what are they asking him? >> i don't want to get ahead of the power curve on this one, but this is the type of situation authorities should feel pretty good about. if it is a domestic situation, he's demanding to talk to his ex-wife, supposedly he has children there by her, he's written a four-page letter that he threw out, demanding she come. these are demands, these are situations law enforcement can deal with. they have to be careful not to introduce the wife into an environment where she could be hurt, they could have an argument leading to somebody else being injured. i would think negotiators are fairly comfortable if, in fact, it stays a domestic situation and not a demand for the release of political prisoners, as some international media is suggesting is also included in this. >> i'm curious, clint, what the negotiator does in a situation like this. where you have this hijacker reportedly saying he wants to
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speak to the ex-wife. do you as the negotiator put her on the phone or does that, as you mentioned, potentially escalate all of it? >> you need to know a lot about the ex-wife. i've done this exact same thing before with a relative. you have to get the relative, in this case the ex-wife, debrief her, find out what the relationship is. is it stormy, fiery? you know, are they really upset with each other? you know, the big question, of course, is why didn't he buy an airplane ticket to cyprus if he wanted to see his ex-wife? there's something else involved other than, put her on the phone and let me talk to her. again, these are all things that can be resolved. the positive thing is upwards of 50 people have been released. part of the reason is why that's such a logistic nightmare for one hijacker. it's a wise thing to let a lot of people off the plane. he's kept just enough to probably guarantee his own safety. of course, there is a question, does he actually have an
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explosive belt? when the fbi looked at these over a lengthy period of years, we found out that most people who threaten a device don't have it. but, again, you can't bet your life or the life of a dozen or a hundred people on that statistic. >> how long do they let something like this go, clint? i mean, how long are they willing to talk to this guy before they think they've reached some kind of a dead end and do something more aggress e aggressive? >> they're in a good position right now, matt. cyprus is about six hours ahead of east coast time. there is plenty of daylight. you know, cyprus is small enough. they could have got the wife. they could have got her, debriefed her. the question is, do you let her go on the plane? do you let her talk on the phone? matt, we had a hijacking one time in the fbi, an individual had a plane full of passengers. we eventually talked him out for a pack of cigarettes. there is a lot of things, a lot of reasons, that a good negotiator can use to get somebody out of the situation.
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>> clint, always good to have your perspective because you've been there and done that, as they say. thank you very much. we'll have the latest from the scene throughout the morning. we'll move to politics and the next battleground in the presidential race. the candidates are barn storming wisconsin with that state's primary one week away. hallie jackson is there. good morning. >> hi there, savannah. good morning. donald trump will be in wisconsin for what he says will be a week of campaigning, with the state's pivotal primary on tuesday. later, scott walker is expected to make an endorsement announcement, all setting up a badger state battle. for donald trump and ted cruz, the fight is far from over. >> reporter: donald trump now insisting the war over wives isn't his fault. >> i never want to go there. i never started it. ted cruz started it. >> reporter: the front runner refusing to back down as the republican race gets more personal. >> ted is a very concerned puppy
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because he's losing big. >> reporter: in wisconsin, ted cruz still forcefully denying unsubstantiated article claiming extramarital affairs. >> donald trump is a serial flanderer. >> if the answer is i have always been faithful. >> i realize you want to go into the gutter. it was a total lie planted by donald trump's henchman. i don't think the people of wisconsin or people of america have interest in tabloid trash. >> reporter: cruz instead talking about jobs, as he demands to take on trump one on one tonight in milwaukee. >> donald, show up and debate like a man. >> reporter: wisconsin, a battleground, with trump planning to spend the next week here, he says.
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starting in jamesville, where protests have already begun. john kasich looking toward november. >> what good does it do to win a primary in a narrow way and get your brains beat out in the general? >> reporter: hillary clinton taking aim across the aisle. >> it'll set the republican party back if donald trump is their standard bearer, but donald trump didn't come out of nowhere. >> reporter: president obama taking on the tone of 2016. >> i know i'm not the only one who may be more than a little dismayed about what's happening on the campaign trail right now. the often vulgar rhetoric that's aimed at everybody, but often is focused on the vulnerable or women or minorities. >> and new this morning, our nbc news surveymonkey online poll shows clinton leading bernie by
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six points, which is the smallest gap. donald trump is still on top for the republicans. if he were to go up against hillary clinton in a general election matchup, the polls show 30% of republican voters would seriously consider a third-party candidate. >> hallie jackson on the trail, thank you. let's turn to chuck todd, moderator of "meet the press." >> good morning. >> wisconsin is important because of the momentum issue. >> it's not a delegate fight in many cases. it is about momentum for both sides. about whether sanders can win another state, a primary. wisconsin is sitting there by hi itself. it's like iowa and new hampshire, by itself. it'll get extra attention. the winners of the primaries will feel some momentum going into what will be a bunch of states on the calendar later in april. >> because it's a stand alone contest, chuck, the candidates have a chance to spend time there. >> they will. >> where will they go? >> what's interesting, all the shares places will go.
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for instance, i love this, donald trump is going to be in jamesville. why do we care? >> hometown. >> hometown of paul ryan. this is the home of the reagan democrats when you think about places like the midwest. that's a place where trump wants to be. little awkward if he carries the district. also a place bernie sanders is going to be. if you're ted cruz or kasich or the not trump movement, you're hoping sanders does well because he can take trump voters away. it's a new hampshire all over again. >> let's talk about wisconsin as you come to the desk. republican radio in wisconsin, donald trump really ran into a buzz saw yesterday. >> the not trump movement. >> several hosted pretty tough interviews with him. >> especially the one host, charlie, the local conservative movement guy. look, this is what wisconsin is about. donald trump versus never trump. it's not about ted cruz. both sides desperately need to win wisconsin to prove they have
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the juice either in trump's case, that he's going to be able to do this without a contested convention, or the not trump case, that they can stop him. wisconsin is that pivotal in the momentum factor in that story. >> chuck, thank you very much. let's now turn to the investigation into the terror attacks in brussels. this morning, the only suspect charged directly in connection with the massacre has been released. belgian authorities admitting they had the wrong man. keir simmons has more on that and the rest of the investigation. good morning. >> good morning. this morning, belgian investigators do not appear to know the identity of their prime suspect, the man seen in the airport security video. a lawyer for the man you mentioned, who was arrested and then released, saying his client doesn't look like the suspect, leaving police here with the question, who is the man in white? >> reporter: a week since the security video was recorded, police are still hunting the man in white, seen at the airport
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with the two suicide bombers. in a stunning setback, officials releasing the only suspect charged with terrorist murder in connection with the brussels attacks. prosecutors saying there is insufficient evidence to keep him in custody. one belgian terrorism analyst telling me the man in white could have concealed his identity. >> the fact he's wearing heavy glasses, a cap on his hat, might even use a fake beard. could be this guy was always meant to escape the attack. >> reporter: seven days since this subway station was targeted by a suicide bomber, commuters and employees struggling to make sense of zblit it. >> did the authorities do enough to protect you? >> i don't know, to be honest. >> reporter: the airport is expected to reopen today but remains closed. airport workers given a standing ovation at a service for the victims. as they, too, now are asking searching questions. >> when it happened in france,
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we knew it would happen in belgium. the only security they put there was a few army people. it was not enough. it was terrifying because we knew the security was so bad. >> reporter: this morning, a minute of silence. brussels and paris standing together, while critics of the authorities increasingly speaking out. >> the authorities do still seem to have crucial clues to follow, matt. look again at a still from the security camera footage. there, you can see, the two suicide bombers are wearing gloves on one hand. that, the analyst i spoke to told me, might be to conceal a detonator. the man in white is not wearing gloves. that raises many questions. did he always intend to get away? did he leave fingerprints? matt? >> keir simmons in brussels for us this morning. thanks so much. charges have been filed against the man who pulled a gun at the u.s. capitol's visitor
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senator and spot by police. the incident leading to a frightening scene as the building was placed on lockdown. peter alexander is there. good morning. >> good morning to you. we just hung up with capitol police and they tell us the visitor center, just behind us here beneath this plaza, will reopen as planned this morning. the suspect, larry dawson was shot and in critical condition this morning. the terrifying moments playing out at one of the busiest times of year, the heart of the cherry blossom festival, with tons of tourists in the area. >> reporter: panic inside the visitors center, police drawing their guns, tourists rushing for safety. >> we heard yelling, stop, stop, and leave running, as fast as they could, ten of them. running by with guns. >> reporter: new details about larry dawson. the 66-year-old was shot when he
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approached the screening area at the visitor scenter. >> the weapon was pointed at officers. an officer fired and struck the suspect. >> reporter: a woman was also injured by flying shrapnel. dawson was rushed to the hospital. the suspect's weapon was a realistic looking pellet gun. dawson's neighbors were stunned. >> he has two lives that he leaves. >> reporter: dawson, listed as a pastor as a community church in antioch, tennessee, was arrested for this outburst last october in the gallery, overlooking the floor of the house of representatives. dawson was ordered to stay away from the capitol. this map highlighting the no-go zone. >> i'm larry dawson. >> reporter: a tennessee state board denied him application for a funeral certification. dawson had violated a protection
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order, after telling an underage girl that god told him he was supposed to sleep with her. the visitor center in the capitol was built in part to a shooting where two officers were killed. >> there is no reason to believe that this is anything more than a criminal act. >> congress, of course, was in recess at the time. no lawmakers were ever in any danger. ironically, this happened a matter of hours after an active shooting drill here at the capitol. >> unfortunately, something they're ready for. peter alexander, thank you. there is a growing backlash over a controversial transgender law in north carolina. several u.s. cities are vowing not to send their workers there. north carolina became the first state to enact a measure requiring people to use bathrooms in public facilities that matched the gender on their birth certificate. a controversial issue in the transgender community.
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some businesses are threatening to cut ties with the state, and the nba might move next year's all-star game out of charlotte. in georgia, a similar controversy with the opposite outcome. where the governor on monday vetoed a divisive religious rights bill. frightening moments on monday after a chain reaction crash that sent a car careening into a bus. this happened in south los angeles. two cars collided with each other, and then one slammed into a bus and exploded into flames. two police officers and a good samaritan jumped into action, pulling two people from the burning car. >> it was crazy. a lot of people coming. they were trying to help. i was talking to him and trying to get the knife. he carry a knife, and i was trying to cut the belt for the driver. >> the bus driver was the only one aboard at the time. some witnesses believe street racing may be to blame for the crash. like the swallows returning,
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al roker is returning after a few days back. >> i feel much refreshed. >> good to have you back. >> we have some winds at our back causing big problems. this sufficien taking down powed winds, and they'll last through today. we have the high pressure over the midwest. low pressure out over the canadian maritime. so we have high wind warnings, 20 to 30 miles per hour. gusts of 50, look for that. cooler air is also around this high pressure system. temperatures from 5 to 10 degrees below normal in the northeast. the return flow of air brings temperatures 10 to 20 degrees above average, through the midwest. out west, stays cold and we have a snowstorm in the rockies into wyoming. some places will get a foot or some places will get a foot or more of snow. this is the all-new 20wow, it's nice.. let's check it out. do any of you have kids? i do yes. this car has a feature built in
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called teen driver technology, which lets parent's see how their teens are driving. oh, that's smart. it even mutes the radio until the seat belt is fastened. will it keep track of how many boys get it in the car? (laughter) cause that could be useful. this is ahead of what my audi has for sure. wish my beamer had that. i didn't even know that technology existed. i'm not in the market for a car but now i may be. good morning. i'm meteorologist bill henley. after readings in the 50s with winds gusting to 35 miles an hour. winds die down, a colder morning, 32 degrees. a nice warm-up tomorrow afternoon warmer on thursday, 74. friday, showers sweep through the dwrar and it cools down over the weekend. sunday and monday, high temperatures in the 40s. have a great day. >> that's your latest weather. savannah? >> al, thank you.
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still ahead, the fbi hacks into the iphone used by one of the san bernardino suspects. what will it reveal? should the government tell apple how they managed to unlock the device? also ahead, more on the hijacking of an egyptair jet. hostages still held now. we'll have the latest from the scene. first on a tuesday morning, this is "today" on nbc. i've always taken on the status quo. in harrisburg, they didn't like it when i stopped their perks and pushed for reform. as head of pennsylvania's third-largest county, i cut out wall street middlemen to protect pensions, stood up for marriage equality and protected our environment. now i'm fighting for criminal justice reform. i'm proud to be backed by tom wolf, ed rendell
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we just like cereal. we make it, eat it, love it, live it. (laughing) and now in delicious chocolate. good morning. i'm vai sikahema. just a few minutes before 7:30. you're dealing with gusty winds out there. let's get our forecast from nbc10 first alert meteorologist bill henley. >> we saw winds yesterday but today the winds will keep us chillier. we have sunshine. that's the view from center city. 14-mile-an-hour winds. stronger gusts in philadelphia and in the pocono mountains. windchills, we're back in the 30s and low 40s this morning. it's going to be a warm-up during the day, but not as warm as yesterday. 52 degrees at noontime. 56 with winds at 33 miles an hour this afternoon. right in the thick of the morning drive, let's get a check of the traffic with first alert traffic reporter jessica
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boyington. >> we're watching the vine tree expressway because we see delays toward the schuylkill expressway. no delays headed eastbound toward 95 but we're approaching sun glare in that direction. if you take septa's thorndale line we're dealing with 30-minute delays due to amtrak signal problems. you want to check before you go to see if that affects your morning commute. otherwise the rest of mass transit doing fine. today renovation works on the drawbridge. the bridge spans the schuylkill river between south philadelphia and southwest philadelphia. you can expect lane closures and delays for the next two years. i'm vai sikahema. we'll have another update coming up for you in about 25 minutes. you can always get the latest news and the weather with the nbc10 app. we'll send you back to the "today" show. have a great day. we'll see you in about half an hour.
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7:30 now on a tuesday morning. it is the 29th of march, 2016. this is a live shot from cyprus, where there is an ongoing hijacking situation. we have a guy on board that plane. hijacked it in egypt, had it flown to cyprus. at one point, up to 55 passengers on board. many of those have now been released, but the hijacker, though we can see activity, is said to still be on board, holding between seven and eight people. >> that's right. again, this flight had taken off from alexandria, egypt, supposed to land in cairo. was forced to fly to cyprus instead. eight americans were on board. we don't know whether any of them are still on board. >> rehema ellis is keeping an
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eye on the unfoilding situation. anything new happening? >> matt, we should tell you that moments ago, it appears as though someone was coming from the cockpit of this plane. i don't know if we have pictures of that that we can share with the viewers. as you mentioned, there have been 55 passengers on board the plane. the majority of them, the good news is, the majority had been allowed to get off the plane. many of them women and children. seven people remained, including the pilot, a flight attendant, one security officer. we're told three passengers. we do not know the nationality of the passengers. we were told there were eight americans on board. we are also told the identity of the hijacker is seif eldin mustafa. his nationality is not known. authorities say his motive is personal and not terrorism. nonetheless, they are behaving and proceeding with extreme caution. authorities say the hijacker is estranged from his wife, apparently from cyprus, and that he has requested to speak with
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her. again, most of these passengers have been allowed off the plane. only seven people remain. three of them passengers. don't know the nationality of them yet. >> don't know if you see the video, but one person came down the stairway and another climbed out of the cockpit window and escaped. >> it appeared several people, maybe two or three, came down the stairs. then somebody, as you mentioned, seemed to come out on the left side of the airport there. now we're seeing it. >> through the kcockpit window. something is happening. this is a story, rehema, we'll continue to follow. >> absolutely. i can see it happening now. what happened just a few moments ago. thanks, matt. >> rehema, thank you. also this morning, the legal standoff between the government and apple is over. the fbi says it has managed to access data on a phone used by one of the san bernardino shooters without that tech giant's help. the question, what did they
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find? pete will jaiams is nbc's justi correspondent. what are you hearing? >> the main fact is the fbi entrae extracted data. it'll take a while to uncode it, but the battle is over. >> reporter: in a statement, we have more answers than we had before. the justice department had been demanding apple write software to help the fbi unlock the device. >> created zones of complete privacy, which sounds awesome until you think about it. those zones prohibit any government action. >> reporter: apple fought back hard. the company's ceo tim cook said it would undermine the security of all iphones. >> we need to desicide as a natn
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how much power the government should have over our data. >> reporter: last week, the justice department said an unnamed third-party came forward with a possible alternative for unlocking the phone, and the idea worked, allowing the fbi to extract die that from syed farook's phone. apple says the government shouldn't have brought the case in the first place. saying, people in the united states and around the world deserve data protection, security and privacy. sacrificing one for the other puts people and countries at greater risk. >> the government won't say what the method was or who suggested it, and whether it works with only iphone 5cs, like this one, the kind that farook left behind. the fbi is likely to use this idea again to help police nationwide trying to unlock iphones that contains important evidence. >> they can classify this technique to use again, or share the technique with apple. is it likely they'll do it?
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>> not in the short run. there are lots of these locked iphones. the fbi will probably try to see if this will work again. one question is, does it work only with 5cs and the ios 9 operating system on his phone, or is this a master key that can unlock phones? i think the fbi will want to continue to try to use this before it eventually probably will tell apple how it did it. >> pete williams, thank you. let's turn to grant, a senior vice president at the senior advisory firm. good to have your expertise on this. who might be the person that helps the fbi unlock this code? are you talking about a retired software engineer? could it be a wiz kid in a basement somewhere? >> if you read the government's statement, it's intriguing. they talk about, it could be a foreign government, potentially friendly to the united states. it could be a cyber security firm. a lot less likely, but sometimes
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hackers finding vulnerabilities and sell them to governments. >> go ahead. >> we don't know that. what we do know is this is what apple was afraid of all along. that if you gave access to this iphone, it would create a backdoor that would make all iphones accessible to data, putting all our personal data at risk. >> i can barely retrieve my own e-mails, but i've read perhaps the way they went about this -- you and nod your head -- they create a digital copy of that iphone and then they use that digital copy to try to crack the password. they crack it until the nine wrong passwords, where it would shut down, and create another copy. >> there is this digital self-detruself-d self-destruct system in the iphone. if you get ten passwords wrong in a row, you're locked out of the system and it erases your data. the reality is no system is impenetrable. what the government has done with this system is that -- the
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belief is that they are creating -- and by using this technique, they sliced ov e ed iphone and copied it an unlimited number of times. you go through all the possible combinations out there until you find the right pincode to get into the system. >> let's bring this back to earth for those of us not proficient in technical stuff. if i'm worried about being hacked, what is the best security? should i use the fingerprint technolo technology? >> we recommend at rsa not to use the simple pin numbers. there are great authentication methods that are stronger, such as touchid, or using other biometric systems based upon who you are, not just a four digit passcode. >> grant, thank you very much. we appreciate it. >> thank you. >> good to see you. let's get a check of the weather from mr. roker. >> guys, thanks so much.
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we're looking at severe weather from des moines, houston, new orleans. upwards of 30 million people, 34 million people at risk for severe storms. large hail, damaging winds. that goes on into thursday, for alexandr alexandria, new orleans, panama city, into georgia. 12 million people at risk for severe weather and strong storms. can't rule out isolated tornadoes or heavy rain, from little rock to atlanta. some places picking up 3 to 4 inches of rain. locally, could be up to good morning. i'm meteorologist bill henley. another windy day. gusty wind will keep things chillier. afternoon readings in the 50s today with winds gusting to 35 miles an hour. winds die down today. a colder morning, 32 degrees but a nice warm-up tomorrow afternoon, 60 degrees. even warmer on thursday. 74. on friday, showers, thunderstorms sweep through the area and it cools down over the weekend. sunday and morning, high temperatures in the 40s.
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republic. >> we've arrived. >> reporter: my producer lindsay and i are checking into the same resort. >> welcome. >> reporter: staying in the same type of room, doing the exact same activities. >> another day at the office. >> reporter: eating and drinking the exact same things. >> can i have the chicken breast? >> i will also have the stuffed chicken breast. >> i'll have the same thing. >> reporter: the only difference, this resort offers two ways to pay. i'm doing it the normal way, paying as i go, for food, drinks, everything. >> and i'm paying the flat, all-inclusive rate. >> reporter: who will spend less on the exact same vacation? let's start at breakfast. the buffet is overflowing with options. >> thank you so much. >> reporter: the food is delicious. >> really good. >> reporter: already, the bills begin. the buffet cost me $37. >> they get you for breakfast. >> mine is included. >> reporter: then it's straight
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to the pool. >> yes, yes, yes. >> reporter: margaritas. for me, $12 a piece. plus tax and tip. for lindlindsey, it's included. of course, more drinks at lunch. >> they give you these guest identification cards. charge everything to your room on this. you feel like you're not spending money, but you are. >> reporter: we try to capture the full vacation experience, doing all the things you would do. >> harder than it looks. >> reporter: we do kayaking. >> hey, no fair! >> reporter: $20 for me, included for her. we go snorkeling. it'll cost me. included for lindsey. >> it's so pretty down there. >> reporter: we splurge at dinner. a fancy candlelight italian meal with lasagna and live music. ♪ >> reporter: they don't know we're not a couple. for three days, we geororge ourselves. >> i'll have the margarita
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pizza. >> i also will have the margarita pizza. >> reporter: identical food, drinks and activities. >> we just checked out. here are the final bills. time for the moment of reckoning. who got the better deal? >> i paid the all-inclusive rate. $1,996.80. for the all-inclusive. i. >> i paid as i went. $1,621.20. boom, i got the better deal. i win. >> reporter: that's right. even though i paid as i went, i saved $375. just think, for two people paying as you go, you could save a whopping $750. >> obviously, i'm not accepting it. >> it was a tough job. we reached out to the resort. they say many guests enjoy the simplicity of the all-inclusive. we were stuffed. we were not thirsty.
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let's put it that way. >> five drinks a day. >> five drinks a day. a few ott tat the pool, few at r to mimic a real vacation. >> natalie and i will volunteer for the next experiment. >> i was just there. i'm glad we missed each other. >> too close for comfort. >> that's a vacation you were hoping for. >> that's the real rossen reports. how do you get to do this? >> we'll get to that after the break. ahead, we'll do pop start. is "snl" alum dating this much-younger actress? the story behind the pho
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good morning. i'm vai sikahema just before 8:00. it's going to be sunny but a little chillier because of the wind. let's get our forecast from nbc10 first alert meteorologist bill henley. >> yeah, plenty of sunshine. look at cape may. a live look at the marquette lafayette hotel. look beyond the sand and notice the whitecap on the water. gusting to 32 miles an hour in pocono mountains. it's 48 in philadelphia. 49 in cape may. and a slow warm-up only into the 50s this afternoon. thanks to that steady wind out of of the northwest. >> thank you, bill. let's get a check on the roads with jessica boyington. >> we're seeing big delays on the schuylkill expressway, of course. it's headed westbound around city avenue. you can see we're actually almost at a standstill. a 39-minute drive time westbound
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from center city up towards the blue route. speeds are now into the teens. if you are in center city, we also have a set of traffic lights that are malfunctioning on 15th and arch street. >> thank you. today philadelphia city council will begin hearings on mayor kenney's $4 billion tax budget next year. he wants to tax sugary drinks for expanded pre-k programs and rec center repairs. we're watching villanova's march to victory. excitement is building. students are back after easter break. skyforce10 over campus within the last hour. fans hungry for official final four gear will get chir chance when the campus bookstore opens in the next few minutes. nova faces oklahoma in the final four saturday in houston. we now know tip-off will be 6:09 saturday evening. i'm vai sikahema. we'll have another update coming up in 25 minutes. you can always get the latest news and weather with the nbc10 app. back to the "today" show. we'll see you in a half an hour.
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♪ it's 8:00 on "today". coming up, they're still there for us. >> how you doing? >> would you believe one of the most-watched shows on television in 2016 was "friends"? why the show remains must-see tv. plus, serenity now. >> the breeze, the birds, just coming back to that feeling. >> how modern meditation can be found in the palm of your hand. welcome to "full frontal," i am samantha bee. >> natalie goes one on one with the comedian breaking barriers and busting up the late-night boys' club. >> what is it like being a woman
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in the late nightclub? >> what is it like to be a questi female woman? >> today, tuesday, march 29th, 2016. ♪ >> my wife's 60th birthday. we're going to 60 cities and starting here in new york! >> from louisiana! >> good morning, sacramento, california. >> bella, will you go to prom with me? >> good morning. it's 8:00 on "today". it's tuesday, march 29th, 2016. we've got a pretty spring day on the plaza. we have a great spring break crowd. we're rolling along. starting to warm up a teeny, tiny bit. >> little breezy, so it feels chilly. we have a loud crowd. coming up, tired of always making the same go-to meal?
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you have a great repertoire so you don't do this. a lot of people get in a rut. we'll give you the culinary courage to tackle recipes that sound hard but really aren't. >> they're hard to pronounce in some cases. >> yes. first, natalie has a check of the morning's top stories. >> good morning. we'll start off with the breaking news, hijacking of an egyptian air flight that ended with an arrest. rehema ellis is covering the story for us from london. good morning. >> good morning, natalie. it was about seven tense hours this unfolded. now it is over. a tweet coming from the cyprus ministry of foreign affairs saying they've arrested the suspect. a while ago, we saw a picture of someone coming out of the cockpit window. just before that, there were images of two people coming down the plane stairs. this was an incident that began with an egyptair flight, domestic flight, bound from
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alexandria to cairo. a man came on the flight, saying he had an explosive belt and diverted the flight to cyprus. authorities said it was not a terrorism incident but a personal issue. the man wanted to speak to his estranged wife. early on, he let off most of the passengers from the plane. three foreigners remained on with some of the crew members. then as we said, just moments ago, a tweet from the cyprus ministry of foreign affairs saying this is over. after we saw images of someone coming out of the cockpit and down the stairs. at this point, there is no information that anyone was physically harmed. all of the passengers are safe, as we understand it. the suspect has been arrested. natalie? >> thank goodness. rehema ellis, a peaceful end to a tense situation. new fallout this morning over president obama's historic trip to cuba last week. fidel castro responded with a letter, recounting a half century of alleged u.s.
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aggression against the comemunit island nation. president obama did not meet with the former leader but met with his brother raul castro. fidel critiqued obama's remarks and said, quote, we don't need the impyre empire to give us an presents. california will be the first state to boost the minimum wage to $15 an hour. it would gradually raise the $10 an hour minimum to $15 by 2022. the measure does allow some flexibility in case of a recession or budget problem. young basketball fan wasn't going to miss the chance to meet his favorite nba star. the boy rushed on to the court and hugged carmelo anthony during a game in new orleans on monday night. carmelo was shocked until he saw it was a child. the knicks lost. at least there was one amusing
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moment for the team to remember. carmelo anthony gets the great hug. >> you should see the shot when the kid walked back to mom. >> not happy. >> happened on the road. not a lot of people hugging the knicks these days. >> oh. >> sorry. now to some proof that "friends" will be there for you. the beloved sitcom's finale aired in 2004. 12 years later, ross, rachel, chandler, monica, pheobe is as popular as ever. hoda is here. >> "friends" made the debut in 1994 and instantly became must-see tv. now, it's available on netflix. the people tuning in now may surprise you. ♪ no one told you life was gonna be this way ♪ >> reporter: they were america's favorite friends, and we spent a decade getting to know that. >> look at me. i'm chandler. could i be wearing any more
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clothes? >> we were on a break. >> reporter: though it's been 12 years since fans have been able to see a new episode, that i have taken no such break. "friends" still draws 16 million weekly viewers in syndication. more than a million people watched every episode that aired this last week alone. >> it's about a sort of experience that, i think, a lot of us associate with a pre-internet age, which was just getting in a room with a bunch of people and hanging out with them face-to-face. >> reporter: it's those who have grown up with facebook friends who are diving in now. many watching on netflix, rumored to have paid around $120 million to stream the series. >> we've seen every episode and seen them probably hundreds of times. >> reporter: super fan sisters erica and mckenzie are 20 and 17. >> it's a nice way to wind down and chill out. >> it's like a hug. >> reporter: born after "friends" made its debut in 1994, they started watching a few years ago. >> the lack of cell phones and computers, that's the only thing
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that feels outdated. i kind of wish i was living at that time. the engagement picture, be sexy. do the sexy pose. >> people take pride in knowing about "friends," not just loving it. >> reporter: christy, a 26-year-old writer for "buzzfeed," says where of her popular posts and quizzes have been about "friends." >> people aren't tired of it. it really hits home with these overarcing themes and topics and story lines that a lot of people encounter and go through in their lives. >> reporter: even if for most, the circumstances are unrealistic. >> there are things about the show when you watch it now that are striking. the new york that was depicted on the show was a fantasy new york. >> was it ever explained how you afforded the apartment? i know this is something -- >> inherited. >> reporter: we can dream. that's exactly why so many of us still turn to our familiar friends. >> it was never accurate
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portrayal of actual life. i think for people watching it now, the fantasy element has taken on a larger feel. very emotional. people still have a strong connection to it. >> some 20 somethings were asked if they could recreate the phenomenon again. they said, there's no way to fit six people on a couch without a device. never work. >> we do it every day. >> until the commercial break. >> by the way, are you ready? >> i am so excited. i get to fill in with hoda today. >> are you ready? >> did you get your drink order? >> i did. >> se ye you in a bit. a 9-year-old who conquered an obstacle course designed by navy seals. it is causing controversy. we're watching up with the only woman in the late night comedy. why she said she's happy she didn't replace
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we're back at 8:13. almost 8:14. we'll call it 8:14. time for trending. >> we all have something in common. we all have children. >> yeah. >> do you have a three-second rule or five-second rule or more? >> ten-second rule. >> ten seconds? leave it there for a half hour. >> we're talking about food falling on the ground. three, five or ten seconds. >> my floor is pretty clean. >> apparently, it's grown from a three-second rule to a ten-second rule in some households. i have to tell you, there are things you need to consider before you pick food up off the floor. first is the amount of time it's left on the ground, it does matter. the surface it's dropped on. the type of food that's been dropped. because the risk of contamination increases when food has been left longer on the ground. if the surface is more prone to containing germs, like a carpet. let's go through some scenarios. why are you laughing? >> did we need a scientific study for this? >> you'll pick up a doughnut
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that's covered in fuzz and eat it? >> no. >> if it was a clean kitchen floor, and let's say it was a cheerio. >> you're sitting around the dinner table or the lunch table and your child drops a cheerio on a linoleum or stone floor, he wouldn't pick it up if he can get it quick? >> maybe they have more cheer rohs. >> cheerios. >> it boosts their immune system. >> no. >> no three-second rule? >> we have a dog. first of all, the food is gone. the dog is walking on the floor. no. >> the hard surface, you can grab it and do it. if the cheerio falls into the carpet and you grab it, you're grabbing all sorts of lint. >> what they're saying is e. coli, whatever doesn't care if it's a hard surface. >> ravioli, i wouldn't. >> no ten-second rule there. >> i don't know,saying.
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now a story that has some parents angry and others impressive. mila completed a 24-hour race designed by navy seals. ran 36 miles, competed in hundreds of obstacles. you can see her training. she trains 18 to 20 hours a week. mila's dad said competing in the racing helped her being bullied at school. some parents were upset, thinking this course is way too intense for a young child. >> she's a phenom. >> not being forced into it. if she enjoys it and got something out of it -- >> spending time with her dad. >> bullied. >> my youngest is 9. somebody told me you shouldn't have him run long distances because their legs and bones are still developing. i don't know. i don't think i would do that. >> my kid won't run to his room. nine miles.
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impressive. we should have "american ninja warrior" kids edition. there's your winner. the dating app, plenty of fish, polled 800 participants and 80% health caad been ghoste >> what does that mean? >> halloween, kids bring candy to your -- >> no. >> this is where you start to talk to someone on a social app and they drop you like this. >> i love when you speak millenni millennial. >> like in olden days when you'd go on a date and that person would never call you after the first date. >> okay. >> how about when you put something in the text mail? >> don't you know on facebook if they unlike you? do you get an alert. matt lauer rejected me. >> i think it's in the chat types of things. you're in the middle of chatting, and all of a sudden, you think it's going well and poof, they're gone. >> i don't think it's a new thing. isn't it like you go on a date
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and the person never calls you again? they call it ghosting. i think we're all familiar with the experience. >> just not that into you. >> otherwise known as my 20s. anyway, go ahead. now to a celebrity relationship that actually never was. and something about brad pitt. monday t internet was abuzz with what appeared to be a new romance in hollywood. 90210 actress jessica lowndes has been teasing on instagram she has a new man. showing off an engagement ring. then actor john lovitz tweeted a photo of jessica and him tweeting, easter with my bunny. people questioned the relationship. most believed it was a hoax with april fools' day around the corner. jessica settled the rumors once and for all. >> i know it's the last week in march, but is it too early to
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say april fools'? >> see what you saw on her laptop was this music video. the actress is launching her singing career. john lovitz stars in it. their relationship was indeed a hoax. sorry, john lovitz. the annual white house easter egg roll was on monday. the obamas participated. of course, it'll be the last time they host the event. however, the first family of politics was upstaged when the first family of music walked in. beyonce, jay-z and blue ivy made an appearance. they enjoyed the afternoon, as did the other 38,000 employees. melissa addressed rumors that spiwirled around the identy of the father of her children. many believed it was brad pitt. melissa said, actually, it was a good friend of mine. we considered it. i looked and saw how badly he
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wanted children and i thought, i don't want to share this with someone who really, badly wants to have children because they have two. my teenagers now are like, i could have had brad pitt. my son said, i could have been handsome. it was david crosby. he already had a family of his own. >> now you know the rest of the story. >> that's right. way to go, carson. thank you very much. mr. roker? >> page two. let's show you what we have going on. ready for a little more cold air? >> no. >> yes, you are! >> no! >> guess what? the polar vortex fled to two areas. one is about to drop cold air into here. early next week, temperatures will be 10 to 20 degree bes ls average. the frost will show up around april 30th. it's not that bad. don't worry. things will warm back up.
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th good morning, i'm meteorologist bill henley. another windy day, gusty wind, will keep things chillier. afternoon reading in the 50s today with winds gusting to 35 miles an hour. winds die down tonight. a colder morning, 32 degrees. but a nice warm up tomorrow afternoon. 60 degrees. and warmer on thursday, 74. but on friday, showers, thunderstorms sweep through the area. and it cools down over the weekend. sunday and monday, high temperatures in the the 40s. have a great day. >> that's your latest weather. >> al, thank you very much. more of our start today spring forward series. >> in january, jenna bush hager set out to help us reach our fitness goals. she enlisted lots of help trying various workouts. this morning, she's exploring another way to improve your body and mind. medicati meditation. ♪ >> reporter: in a hectic world
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full of distractions, sometimes escape is hard to find. >> might be able to make out the blue sky above. >> reporter: i found it meditating. >> notice any sounds. there's the breeze, the birds, just coming back to that feeling of the breath. >> reporter: who was this mystery guru? andy, co-founder of headspace, a meditation app that's been downloaded over 5 million times. >> you look at a setting like this and think, wow, so easy to meditate that. the truth is, you can meditate anywhere. in the middle of a busy city. doesn't really matter. >> reporter: think of headspace as uber meets mindfulness, bringing hundreds of hours worth of meditation exercises to the palm of our hand. some ten minutes long, narrated by andy himself. >> sit back, relax and be present in the world. i can do this when i arrive at work. you know, in the car, parking my
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car. or on the subway or the way to work. >> reporter: he was introduced to meditation at a young age, but his real journey began in college after tratragedy. >> i was standing with a group of friends, and a drunk driver came down the street. lost control of the car and crashed into the group. three months after that, my stepsister was run over in a car accident. she was cycling and a driver fell asleep at the wheel. those two things together created this sense of, there has to be more. >> reporter: he decided to become a buddhist monk. spending ten years in places like burma and nepal, moving on to teach meditation in russia and the uk. >> people come to the sessions and say, i feel inspired. what do i do when i go home? no one is there to hold my hand when i go home. >> reporter: from that, the idea of headspace was born. launched in 2012 and now riding a surge in popularity of all things mindful.
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nearly 18 million american adults and 927,000 children meditate. one market research figure estimated the meditation and mindfulness industry made close to $1 billion last year. but just what is mindfulness? >> the mindful s fufulness is a help us step out of the busyness and actually being present. we need a way to actually train the mind to be more present. that's what meditation is. >> reporter: studies have found that meditation may have tangible health benefits, from reducing high blood pressure and anxiety, to boosting the immune system and getting a better night's sleep. oprah credits meditation for her dramatic weight loss. >> so often, we go and eat because we're upset. or we're bored or frustrated. or there's something on our mind. if we have a mechanism and a tool that we can use, to actually be comfortable with that as it is and not need to go to the cookie jar, then, of course, we'll lose more weight
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as a result. >> here we go. >> reporter: one place uncovering the benefits, carnegie mellon university, where i volunteered my own brain for snapshots. >> we'll move to the functional scan. >> reporter: before heading off to meditate. >> focusing in on what's already here. >> reporter: an afternoon of mindfulness and it was back to the machine, where the results were clear. after a couple of hours meditating, activity was firing up in the parts of my brain that cope with stress. >> what we're seeing is mindfulness training seems to be increasingly coupling with these important stress management regions of the brain. >> reporter: if you're thinking you don't have the time to meditate all afternoon -- >> consistently, the research has shown it's more about frequency. it's not really about kind of the length of time. it's more about the quality of time. we pause for long enough, we experience happiness. happiness isn't out there. it's here in our mind. >> reporter: for "today", jenna
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bush hager, nbc news. >> if you want more tips on meditation, go to today.com. >> i'm fas good morning, i'm vai sikahema. it is just before 8:30. let's get your forecast from meteorologist bill henley. it's a little chilly out there. the wind is blowing and it will keep us chilly. but we have bright sunshine out here on the boat houses. you can see the wind giving us a chill this morning. 30s and 40s is what it feels like. windchill is 39 in trenton. 43 degrees in philadelphia. sunshine, just a few passing clouds. we'll warm into the 50s this afternoon. but look at the winds staying elevated right on through this afternoon. thank you, bill. we'll get a check on traffic with jessica boyington. route 1? >> yeah, near the boulevard.
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this is right near fox street where we have an accident on the northbound side. you can see several vehicles involved here and only one lane getting by. a lot of people out on the roadway as well. that camera seems to be frozen, but we'll look at the delayed shot here near route 1 near roberts avenue headed northbound approaching the scene is a slow-go. we have learned the allentown school district has started testing for lead in water at schools. water to those schools is shut off. they are using bottled water. our "living with led" series today is on philadelphia. we'll have the report later this afternoon at 4:00 p.m. i'm vai sikahema. we'll have another update coming up in 25 minutes. you can always get the latest news and weather with the nbc 10 app. we'll send you back to the "today" show. have a great day. we'll see you in a half hour.
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we're back at 8:30 on this tuesday morning. it's the 29th day of march, 2016. we've got a really nice, big crowd outside on the plaza. they're having a hard time holding on to their signs because the wind the whipping up. supposed to get really breezy by this afternoon. >> it is a little breezy. by the way, if you need help getting out the door in the morning, and who doesn't, we have something wild. we'll teach you a four-minute beauty routine to help you put
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your best face forward. plus, i got to go one on one with samantha bee, the only woman conquering late night. why she said she never wanted jon stewart's job and why she's happy where she is, doing what she's doing. >> she's hilarious. >> really funny. we were flexing our muscles in the kitchen. we'll show you easy they are to prepare. >> love them. al, you have a check of the weather. >> looking ahead toward today, we have wet weather making its way through the northern plains. a lot of snow through the rockies, inner mountain region, eastern two thirds of the country looking good with plenty of sunshine. tomorrow, we have the risk of storms from the gulf coast into the mid mississippi river valley. sunshine along the pacific northwest into southern california. sunny in the northeast. temperatures mild. then they will drop over the next 48 hours. that's what's going on good morning, i'm
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meteorologist bill henley. another windy day. gusty winds making things chillier. afternoon temperatures 55 to 58 degrees. the winds die down tonight. a colder morning, 32 degrees. a nice warm up tomorrow afternoon, 60 degrees. and even warmer on thursday, 74. but on friday, showers and thunderstorms sweep through the area. and it cools down over the weekend. sunday and monday, high temperatures in the 40s. have a great day. >> got a little girl trip going on. where are you from? >> michigan. >> nice to see you, ladies. >> nice to be here. >> don't forget, make sure you check out the "today" show on siriusxm, channel 108. stretching it out so we can show you more people. guys? >> al, thank you very much. now more of our women entertaining change series. we're highlighting people forging their own paths in the
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world of entertainment. >> natalie introduces us to the woman who is crashing the late night boys' club. >> i'm a huge fan of samantha bee. for 12 years, she was a correspondent on the "daily show" with jon stewart. now, she's breaking ground with her late night show on tbs called "full frontal with sam samantha bee." ♪ >> "full frontal" in swing. >> we did it. >> you did it. >> yup. we set out to create a show we'd want to watch. >> i am samantha bee, finally here in my studio for the very first time. >> reporter: 46-year-old samantha bee started hosting full frontal in april. >> if i drilled something at you, you'd flinch. >> reporter: unlike other late night shows, she's not behind a desk, and there are no guest or celebrity interviews. it's satire. >> this calls for a celebration.
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>> in your face title, right? >> that's what we meant it to be. >> welcome to "full frontal." >> enjoy performing the show for those 21 minutes. i am in heaven. >> there's no crisis. all hands on deck. >> reporter: late night has been dominated by men with few women. the staff is 50% female. from writers to co-executive producers. >> what is it like being a women in late night? >> how can i watch the show as a man? >> what is it like being a female woman? >> you have lots of women on your team. >> yup. >> does that give the show a more distinctive voice? >> i think it definitely has broadened the point of view. i think we've carved out our own space in late night already. >> this is it. this is our stage. very simple. >> we're full frontal right now. >> this is my little perch. >> i do think our show is different from the other shows. i think that it's a testament to
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the women and all kinds of people working on the show. >> reporter: bee was raised in toronto and performing with a comedy sketch troop when she got her break with jon stewart. >> burned in the usa. >> that had everything. >> it was amazing, incredible moment. >> i've done my job. >> reporter: bee was the correspondent on the show for 12 years before leaving last april. >> i imagined such a great relationship and support for you. >> yes, he gave me the platform with which to teach myself. watching him work was an amazing experience. >> did you think when jon stewart announced he was leaving the show, that maybe it'll be mine? >> no, i really didn't. i'm really amazed and gratified that it worked out the way that it did. this is better suited for me and the way i want to live my life. >> reporter: including spending more time with fellow daily show
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cast member, actor and producer, jones, and their three kids. >> i'm the questifemale mother female daughters. >> who thinks you're the funniest? >> they don't think i'm funny at all. i get the eggs in the morning, which is objectively true. >> reporter: while bee's gender does not define her show, as a woman, she is making her mark on late night. >> do you look forward to the day when you are not singled out as the only female late night host? >> i do, actually. i think that day is coming. i don't think it's that far away. i think that other shows will crop up very soon, and i do absolutely welcome that. i'm lonely here. >> you've forced me to do it. the show is over, folks. >> guys, the reviews on her show have all been amazing. people raving about her. it's a smart, funny, witty show, and very much political satire.
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in a year where there has been a lot of great comedy. >> lots of material. >> exactly. >> meanwhile, tomorrow on women entertaining change, we'll talk to lisa kudrow about what it is like to be a woman in hollywood. >> loving the series. thank you. coming up, four minutes to fabulous. the beauty routine you need in to your life to get out the door in a hurry. first, behave, our former boss is here. we'll talk to bob wright about his new book.
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we are back now with a long-time friend of this show, our former boss bob wright. he also co-founded autism speaks, in an effort to help families like his own dealing with an autism diagnosis. bob refligt flects on it all in
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new book "the wright stuff." >> it's terrific to be here. i think one of the last times i was here, we had burrow and caesar arguing. >> i remember that. when i read portions of this book, it seems to me that what you seem to be the proudest of is the work you've done post nbc. >> well, that was something we did not intend to do. that came to us, autism, came to us and it was something we made a determination that we would tackle it. i had help from marcus, bill mire, andrew robertson, really fine people that said, we'll put this together and work hard on it. >> let's make sure people understand. when your grandson was diagnosed, christian -- >> he was 2 1/2. >> right. there wasn't a place to turn back then. people weren't talking about
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autism the way they talk about it today. partly, they talk about it today payo because of work you've done. how did you know where to turn? >> we couldn't believe it. the diagnosis took three or four days at colombia. i was on the board and it cost me $12,000. they said, i'm sorry, we really don't treat autism. we don't have any tools, and we don't have, quite frankly, any reimbursement from insurance. you really can't get treated here. you have to go out and find therapists. >> you're on your own, basically is what they were saying. >> you're on your own. >> i've known you a long time and your wife, susan, for a very long time. you call her your north star. >> right. >> can you describe -- i remember when christian was diagnosed. susan went on a mission. i mean that in the best possible way. >> yeah. >> what did having someone like her in those early days mean to this effort? >> oh, it was critical.
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couldn't have done it without her. she was the empathy, the face, the passion face, and went out and did all the work with andrew robertson to create this enormous amount of media about autism. she was the one that went to the schools, and she was the one that went to a lot of people, to really encourage them to get involved. >> help me with this controversy that's come up again in the last couple days, about autism and childhood vaccines. there is a film out now. wakefield is behind it, who has been discredited by scientistic studies, but has people asking the question, do childhood vaccines cause autism? as a man who has done so much to educate people, what is the definitive answer? >> there is no definitive answer but we have not been able to determine that autism is caused
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by vaccines. however, there are lots of issues having to do with the vaccine safety program that i got into very deeply with, you know, no agenda early on in autism. we propoise sed, along with a ss of doctors, changes that can be made. vaccine safety is a passive program. if it was an active program, it would be better for everybody. as far as the -- there's no tie, direct tie, to autism and -- but there is $100 million a year that the vaccine court pays out to people for damages with vaccines. not specifically autism. but a lot of them. there's always going to be an issue with vaccines. all vaccine s are same, and all people receiving them are different. >> i mentioned susan a second ago, your wife. in many ways, the book is a love letter to susan, who is now battling cancer. >> she has pancreatic cancer.
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october 29th was the worst day of my life, last october, 2015. she was diagnosed right here in new york with pancreatic cancer. it's stage four. has many, many -- most of the diagnoses are, it's metastasized. that gives you a life span, without chemo, of maybe three to five months, and with chemo, maybe a year or so. it's a terribly difficult thing. i'm now pouring myself into this because it's her. >> right. >> it's just very difficult. >> will you do me a favor and tell her we love her? >> i certainly will. >> and we're thinking of her. >> i will. >> good to see you. >> thank you. >> the book is called "the wright stuff." we're back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc.
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time for a beauty routine to get you out the door faster. today.com style editor is here with the products you'll need to achieve a fabulous look in four minutes. good morning. >> good morning. >> no makeup on right now. >> zero makeup. >> you are naturally gorgeous. let's get four minutes on the clock and take it away. >> first, we'll start with a tinted moisture. i would look for one with an spf so add extra proprotection. chin, cheeks, nose, forehead and mush it in. it'll even out your skin tone. it's going to keep you looking fresh faced. >> okay. >> next up, concealer. i like a touch up pen. it's easy for accuracy. >> okay. you do concealer last? i wondered if you do it before the foundation. you're doing it last. you're dabbing it on. >> that way, i like to make a triangle under the deye. make sure you get blemishes or spots you need to cover.
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use your ring finger to mush it? >> why the ring finger? >> it's the weaker finger so it'll avoid causing wrinkles. >> bronzer. >> put it on your cheekbones, forehead and jaw line. >> not the all over thing? >> exactly. make a backwards three and blend it in well. >> at the hairline, the edge, not in the front part of the face. >> it'll contour a little bit. moving on, next, we have these eye shadow sticks. cover the entire lid like that. >> instead of doing a shadow in a crease, you're doing one-stop shopping here. >> it's easier than dealing with a million brushes. you're going to really cover the entire lid like that. take a darker color and get the outer edge. >> okay. >> see how this is a really pigmented color? >> yeah. >> use your finger again and mush it? >> smudging it in, okay. ring finger again.
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>> exactly. >> i'll let you do the other eye. >> exactly. >> are you going to do mascara, too? >> absolutely. you need mascara. i don't have time to curl the lashes. i'll show you what we're going to do. >> blend, blend, blend. >> before that, i love this trick. the nude eye liner. just on the water line. it's going to make you look so much more awake. mascara, look for a curved brush and literally roll it on to your lashes. >> okay. >> it'll really push them up and make them look super long. >> you don't do the squigg squiggling -- or people say shake it or whatever. >> i make a mascara face but roll up as you're doing it. >> the bottom lashes? >> sure, a little bit on the bottom lash. >> i don't know what the trend was. >> why not? >> okay. >> even if you do a dark color, put a little bit underneath your eye. >> yeah. i like a lot of gothy black
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makeup. >> yup. >> next. >> brows are often forgotten but they're important. they're going to help you look polished and finished. just like a simple brow to keep everything in place. >> you have a one-minute warning. >> oh, boy. >> will we get this done? >> i think so. filling in the brows. >> brushing and filling in in one stop. >> exactly. one minute left, i'll make sure i don't have makeup all over. >> you have lipstick to do. >> actually, it's one step. you're going to put this on your lips like that. really simple. big smile. see the apples of your sheik ch. just like that. mush it in and go upwards. >> 30 seconds, what's your hair secret? that takes me an hour.
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>> do it the night before. put it in one of these hair ties that doesn't make creases. >> ten seconds. >> taking off the robe. >> ready for work. before and after, you look gorgeous. >> thank you. >> look at that. very, very impressive. you want to look at the step by step instructions and 31 additional tips to get out the door faster, check today.com/style. i'm impressive. the how-to for a restaurant-quality dish that's easier than you think to make at home. we're making muscles this morning. first,
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i've always taken on the status quo. in harrisburg, they didn't like it when i stopped their perks and pushed for reform. as head of pennsylvania's third-largest county, i cut out wall street middlemen to protect pensions, stood up for marriage equality and protected our environment. now i'm fighting for criminal justice reform. i'm proud to be backed by tom wolf, ed rendell and people who care about our families. i'm josh shapiro. i'll be an attorney general who always fights for you.
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8:53. easier than you think. we're serving recipes that just sound hard to make. this is the author of "quick six fix." he has a recipe for muscles. good to zsee you. >> thank you. >> these aren't hard, right? >> they're not. >> potatoes resemble fries, have a hot pan in the oven at 400 degrees. olive oil. >> finger link potatoes. >> that's it. the key is having the pan hot for a nice sear on the potatoes. >> they go in the oven. we talk about them later. >> exactly. >> let's move around here and
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talk about the muscles part. you got the broth or the sauce going here. what's in there? >> garlic and butter. >> that's it? >> yeah. then we'll add in some white wine. parsl parsley. that's the basis for the broth for the muscles. >> good and hot. let's talk about the muscles. that are we looking for when we buy them? >> smell really fresh. if they smell off, ask your fishmonger, as well. if they're clean, saves you time in the kitchen. >> how do you clean them? >> run under cold water with something course, like a plasicr sponge. pretty good. >> those go in the boiling ba i broth? >> exactly. takes three to four minutes and that's it. >> perfect. seal that up. >> move over here. now, this is what you get. >> talk to me.
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look at these things. >> people order them in a restaurant all the time. it's easy. pretty much one of the easiest recipes in the book. >> guys? >> i love muscles. >> good to see how easy they are to make. >> these things literally open right up. if one doesn't open? >> chuck it. >> get rid of it. >> you do not want it. >> take them out of here and plate them up for me. >> okay. i like to serve them in a big bowl like this. >> the reason for that is when you dump them in, it's really important that you get a lot of the broth in there. >> yeah. hit it with fresh parsley, chopped garlic. you have the fingerling potatoes here. toss them in parmesan. >> you have to have great bread, right? >> we are dipping our bread as we speak. >> i'm going to do that as you speak. start to finish, this meal should take you how long to
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prepare? >> like six minutes prep, six minutes cleanup and ten minutes to make total, cooking time. >> you think it's difficult but it turns out easy and fills your entire home with the smell of that broth. this is really good. stewart -- >> thank you so much. >> -- thank you so much. for this and our recipes this week, head to today.com/food. back after y good morning, i'm tracy davidson. let's get your forecast from first-alert meteorologist bill henley. still windy out there, bill? yes, the winds are now gusting to 30 miles an hour. the clouds are blowing through the city. we have lots of sunshine. the clouds will be thinning out as they have so far this morning. 30-mile-an-hour wind gusts in
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philadelphia. but look at the pocano mountains, 37 miles an hour there. that's going to make for a slow warm up there. 49 degrees in the city. cape may up to 52 degrees. still in the 30s in the mountains. 50 at 10:00. by lunchtime, we'll be in the 50s. by 4:00 this afternoon, 56 degrees. if you're getting ready to head out, let's check the roads with jessica boyington. >> we are seeing delays on the blue route right now. we also had an accident scene on the 30 bypass near 322 just clear out of the way. but southbound on the blue route near baltimore pike really starting to slow down a little bit. you can see the northbound lanes doing better. in center city, traffic lights malfunctioning on 15th street. if you live in pennsylvania and work in delaware, septa will soon make your commute home easier. septa is adding two express trains to the wilmington/newark line in the evening.
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new service starts april 11th. and a drug disposal box is being installed in montgomery county to keep expired prescription drugs out of the hands of kids. i'm tracy davidson. you can always stay updated throughout the day on news and weather with the nbc 10 app. now back to the "today" show. thanks for watching. have a great day.
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this morning on "today's take," professional wrestler john cena and navy seal commander rorke denver show their trit. natalie and i go behind the scenes on "aladdin" on broadway. tamron has tips for spring break travel. all that and more coming up now. >> annouer: from nbc"today's ta roker, natalie morales, willie geist and tamron hall, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. hey, hey, welcome to "today" on this tuesday, march 29th, 2016. i'm al, along with natalie, tamron. willie is off. our pal john cena -- >> i'll be with you guys for the day. >> days in a row.
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we hit the jackpot. >> we need a bigger table. >> we do. >> my man. >> natalie, your morning jam, "best i ever had." >> gavin degraw, who i adore. he is a cool guy. got to see him in concert and do a backstage with him once. >> cool. >> it's a fun song. >> it's a good, positive fun. >> absolutely. >> happy song. >> speaking of positive, we're so happy you're here, john. you are so busy. debe sid besides the movie career, you have a tv show coming out. >> aside from playing willie geist today, i have a show on fox, april 14th, 9:00 p.m., "american grit." 16 civilians will be led by four decorated military heros. the heros will act as mentors, passing on the knowledge they received through military training to guide the civilians on a path to try to get the most they can in a race for up to $1
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million prize. april 14th at 9:00 p.m. it's going to be a special event. i'm happy and fortunate to be part of it. >> there is a push to remind corporations to hire our vets because they do lead the military with these skills that are unmatched. >> not only that, we'll talk later on with one of the individuals with the skills, and he will say you get so much experience. there needs to be a transition. there needs to be some sort of passing on of the knowledge. this is a great vehicle. this show is a vehicle for that. >> you launched this other campaign called show your grit, as well. >> it's inspirational. the show caters to all walks of life. it's not just a super human, biggest, fastest, strongest show. t tabitha there is a mother of three and competed tough on the show. we launched #show your grit. through social, i want people -- they say that everyone you meet in life is going through a struggle you know nothing about. >> so true. >> i want to know the struggle. i want to know if you got out of
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surgery. if you challenge yourself to become more fit. or if you study something everyday. what drives now? what inspires you? to me, i have a post, a picture this morning, of a young man i met in detroit. amputee from a blast, he gave me his purple heart. i try my best to keep my composure. he was awarded a purple heart for his incident. >> yeah. >> this is what he got. he said, you inspired me through this. i want you to have this. >> what an honor. >> very safe place in my home. they asked me to bring it in today, and i would not. i don't want to risk it getting lost. >> right. >> the sergeant is an inspiration to me. people like him drive me. use the #show your grit. >> you have the biggest heart. we've always said that. i mean, i'm so glad somebody like you is perfect to do a show
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like that. >> i couldn't be more fortunate. wait until we talk to rorke later on. >> and we'll do an obstacle course. >> i'm worried what we'll do to your hashtag, show your grit. >> i love it. >> someone said you'll have us do a front flip roll in the show your grit obstacle. >> there are trips. we'll get you through it. it'll be all right. >> show your grit, hashtag. >> these are not the things you will see on hollywood game night, which is a fantastic show. >> show your grit there, too. showed my grit. >> you were on there. >> exactly. it was like girls day on hollywood game night. meredith vieira was there. julia styles. >> you played popped quiz. >> i'm not even going to set it up. you have to see it. >> let's see. >> natalie morales, my dear, who
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is older, dr. drew or dr. dre? >> dr. dre. >> look up, natalie. >> oh, no. >> natalie, kiddo, which was launched first, the sony playstation or the international space station. >> the international space station. >> there you go, girls. confidence. >> no, no, no. >> confidence. >> is it the international space station? >> better not spit at me. >> own version of what came first. >> what came first, "frazier" or "friends"? >> "frazier." >> "friends." >> "frazier," so you don't get popcorn. >> he said "friends."
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>> there you go. >> jumped the gun. >> what was the answer? >> "frazier." >> which came first, "achy break i cbrea breaky heart" or "total eclipse of the heart." >> "total eclipse of the heart." february 1983. the other, 1992. okay. what came first, ben affleck or matt damon. >> matt damon. >> in birth? >> birth. >> correct. >> that's right i'm correct. >> which one is it? >> i don't know. >> popcorn in the face. al didn't get any in his face. >> that was mature. "hollywood game night" airs this sunday on nbc at 10:00/9:00 central. >> yup. >> is this popcorn stale? >> it's big, bold and savory. >> better when you eat it. >> sorry, guys.
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>> you have to clean it up. he's not happy. jerry. sorry, guys. popcorn in the face game. >> political campaign, natalie started it. >> it's fine. >> he'll own it. >> that'll be the whole show, starting a fashion trend. don't touch the popcorn. >> there it is. >> this is my thing. you go to vegas and see all the slot machines, right? i'm always like, who is the one -- the person who feels like, i have to get off the plane and go to the slot machine. that or the people leaving vegas is like, i have one more shot. somebody won $1 million. they were at the jackpot, slot machines there in the las vegas airport and hit the jackpot. a local woman reportedly upon $733,000 tuesday. she was playing the wheel of fortune slot machine. >> which drives me -- we love pat and vanna.
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but you're in the airport, "wheel of fortune." it's all you hear at the airport. >> the funny thing, dylan dreyer told me last time she was in vegas, she was on her way out and played the slot machine. she left with a couple hundred bucks. >> won? >> last chance to enjoy. not like playing when you get off. >> when you're leaving. >> i'm playing the slot machine every time i -- >> have you ever won? >> not at a slot machine. >> i don't play them. >> i'm terrible at blackjack, whatever. >> $25 and i'm good. >> have fun and you're out. >> i'll play the slot machines from now on. >> how much did she put in to get $1 million out? >> probably put all five coins. >> study the strategy. >> go big or go home. >> speaking of going home -- >> this story, we talked about this, i think, last year. there was a home in jersey, right? >> yup. >> called it the spooky home.
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apparently, the home was -- or the family in the home, i should say, stalked by an anonymous letter. the person identified themselves as the watcher. >> beautiful. >> the watcher claimed his father had been, you know, stalking the home and the family for years and now he's taken on the family business. >> wasn't there a letter in the -- >> letter in the mailbox. the house, apparently, is back on the market for $1.2 million. the current owners, married couple, have three kids and bought the home in 2014 when we did the story. they refused to move in because of the eerie letters. they sued the family who lived in the house prior to them, because they said, you should have disclosed it. it should have been a part of the sale of the home. the couple claims one of the letters said, do you need to fill the house with young blood? once i know their names, i'll call to them and draw them to
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me. >> they're going to lose money on the house. >> well, that i have already -- they bought it for $1.4 million. they're only taking off $200,000 which, i mean -- >> the legal fees they've had to incur and sue that family. >> when you sue someone, you say, if i win, you'll pay my legal fees, as well. we don't know if they have a case at this point. the question is, would you buy the house? six bedroom, three and a half bathroo bathrooms. 25 miles west of new york city. would you buy the house? >> worth so much more than -- >> would you buy it? >> i have popcorn on my head, but i'd buy the place, sure. >> you could beat those people up. >> i'd socially send the watcher messages. you leave an envelope. hey, man, "american grit" is on. you're the watching. are you watching? >> best plug flipped in i've
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ever seen on the program. >> ah-ha! >> big, bold and savory. >> you still have residue -- >> you touched it. >> you slipped that one in. just like on a banana peel. >> i'm not looking for a house in jersey, but i would try to flip it and make it something like that. >> you'd go in as a businessman. >> if you had kids though, would you move in? >> i don't know. >> i don't think we've ever been able to -- police looked into it. i don't think they found out who this watchman is. >> they don't know if it's a hoax or real. they don't know. >> freaky. >> creepy, right? >> i would never. >> you did bring up this banana peel challenge. have you heard about it? the new internet sensation for the teenagers out there looking to do things that parents should be concerned about. >> don't try it at home, unless you're on carpet. >> slipping on a banana peel. are they really? it's the banana peel challenge. you see the teenagers testing it
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out. i've been told that john -- >> bananas are slippery. >> john wants to try it. >> i do. >> we do not condone this. >> all right. >> why are we showing it? >> i've lost. my plan was to peel the bananas and have the banana be fun, and i lost my own challenge. >> i'd glad you didn't demo it. if you fell, it would cause a seismic event here. >> that's one of the things, cover your arm in fire ants challenge. >> the other one, kids were getting sick with the cinnamon challenge. >> can't do it. >> that's what's going good morning, i'm meteorologist bill henley. another windy day. gusty winds will keep things chillier. afternoon readings in the 50s today with winds gusting to 35 miles an hour. winds die down tonight. a colder morning, 32 degrees. a nice warm up tomorrow afternoon.
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comes to life on broadway. >> before natalie and i hit center stage, goi got a backsta tour from james monroe. >> we have 150 light effects, 84 special effects in the show. all of our swords are real. >> man, if you get in a fight with somebody -- >> oh, no. we're all friends here. >> i was going to say. >> this is the one thing i'm jealous of. aladdin gets to sit in this seat. i'm out there sweating, and he rides in this. all these fabrics come from all over the world. >> the costumes are a melting pot of cultures. >> these are the pants the men wear in "friend like me." swarovski crystals. this, to me, is broadway. >> they designed this special number for al. >> is this my microphone? >> it is. >> just like the bob barker microphone. >> tell them what they've won. >> exactly. >> finger, shimmy, down and up,
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yes! ♪ friend like me >> yes. >> reporter: next was my turn. i had the fancier foot work. >> careful now. >> reporter: maybe it would help if i looked the part. >> i'm ready. i've got to nail it. you only get one shot on broadway. >> reporter: we each got words of wisdom from our teachers. >> what do you have to do, al? just be you. >> yes. >> you know you can do it. it's all we have to think about, right? >> okay. >> you've done it now. >> bam. ♪ it's a whole new world >> i'm nervous. perfect. >> rub the lamp. what's your wish? >> i get all my steps right.
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>> i wish i don't blow my line. >> we wish nobody throws tomatoes at us. ♪ never had a friend like me >> come? >> morales. >> i'm freaking out. >> look at you. >> reporter: we couldn't back out now. >> al, it's filling up. >> it is. >> it was show time. >> our announcer, mr. al roker. >> thank you, genie. what's behind curtain number one? >> brand-new washer and drier. >> turn all your laundry into 1,001 arabian whites. curtain two? >> the only ganache you needed to know. >> now curtain three. >> brand-new pyramid. >> you and king tut have something in tooting common. ♪ you ain't never had a friend like ♪ ♪ never had a friend like me wasn't he wonderful?
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genie! [ applause ] ♪ never, had a, friend like ♪ me [ applause ] >> reporter: three words to describe it. >> shining, shimmering, splendid. >> do you know what it means to have your names on top? it's always you. no understudy for al roker and natalie morales. >> it was a magical night. i was a little left shark in my steps. >> what did your son say? >> you were a little too slow, mom. >> you did great. >> special thanks to "aladdin." the whole cast and crew, they created these posters they all
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signed for us. so sweet. al, by the way, was updating for the west coast and couldn't share in this magical moment right now. >> wonderful experience. >> we had a great time. >> did he keep the suit? >> i don't think so. i think they'll repurpose that. he looked charming. coming up next, we were talking about it this morning. a navy seal commander is now commanding attention. he teamed up with john cena in their new reality show challenging some of the country's toughest men and women. women. well this a predicament. homestyle sounds good. but country style, not without it's charms. brown sugar hickory. who says no to hickory? single-serve vegetarian? sure! there are no rules here. no rules on aisle four! with 17 delicious flavors cooked according to our secret family recipe, bush's has the variety you can't resist. did you get a can of bush's beans? yes, yes i did. bush's beans. what's your favorite flavor?
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look, i know you're a cow and all. and you may not know what i'm talking about, but, uh. the yogurt made from your milk, is delicious. mmmm, yoplait. i've been traveling a lot lately. i've gone on trips with only a carry on. >> this is not a carry on. >> it is. i'll tell you what i'm fitting in my carry on that may help you and your family on your spring break. tamron's tuesday trend, the carry on items i'm obsessed with. natalie and john? >> we're coming. talking officer and a gentleman, right? >> we are. rorke denver is here, telling us
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good tuesday morning, i'm tracy davidson. we'll get the first-alert forecast from meteorologist bill henley. bill? we are enjoying lots of sunshine but the winds are not letting up. they are steady and gusting to 30 miles an hour in philadelphia. so even though we have sunshine, not seeing much in the way of a warm up. in fact, with 30-mile-an-hour wind gusts, it feels even colder and the windchills are in the 30s to lower 40s. 20s in the pocano mountain where is the winds have been even stronger. we will warm into the the 50s, but the steady wind will continue right on through this afternoon. all right, bill, thanks. now we'll check the roads with nbc 10 traffic reporter jessica boyington. what are you seeing, jessica? >> we are still seeing delays
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and a lot of people are on spring break. this is 95 near girard avenue. so a slow-go into the center city avenue headed southbound. the northbound lanes are doing better. we are seeing slow speeds here on the standby of the tacony-palmyra bridge opening. you can take the betsy ross bridge as your alternate. today local doctors, police and recovery experts will talk about how to stop the heroin epidemic. senator pat toomy will hold a meeting this afternoon. his legislation was passed to stop medication abuse and protecting seniors. and penn state is adding to its calendar. they are beginning construction today on the first residence hall for the campus and media. the school is also building a new student union. both buildings should be open in august of next year. i'm tracy davidson.
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taking a look add the headlines. federal government is dropping its case against apple after previously ordering the company to help access to phone -- the iphone of san bernardino shooter syed farook. the justice department now says it has successfully gained access to that iphone. investigators had gotten a court order that compelled apple to write new software to disable password protection. now it is no longer needed. campbell's soup will stop using a chemical in his canned producted by the middle of next year. it's a response to concerns of the commonly used chemical known as bpa, raising the risk of cancer, brain damage and hormonal problems. the drug administration maintains bpa is safe at the current levels used in food.
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researchers say they've taken a significant step toward developing a simple blood test for concussions which can be hard to detect. they took systamples from hundr of patients at a hospital treated for concussions as well as non-head injury cases. in the head injury cases, two proteins had leaked into the blood. one protein was still detectable up to a week after the concussion. erupting volcano prompted the cancellation of dozens of flights in alaska seems to be settling down. the eruption from the volcano declined significantly overnight. it erupted and an ash cloud stretched more than 400 miles. earlier in the day, alaska airlines cancelled 41 flights because of the ash. let's get a check of the weather from mr. roker. >> let's show you what we got going on. this storm system is making its way out of the west, bringing
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snow across the rockies, moving into the plains. as it does, we're going to be looking at strong storms firing up tomorrow from kansas city, houston, new orleans. in fact, we're talking about the risk of severe weather from des moines, omaha, oklahoma city, alexandria, down to west of new orleans. we're talking 30 million folks at risk. isolated tornadoes. the risk will continue on thursday from alexandria, new orleans, to the panhandle of florida. 12 million folks at risk. can't rule out after isolated tornado. heavy downpours and wind out of this thing. the rainfall amounts, anywhere from 3 to 4 inches of rain from new orleans into atlanta. some folks could see rainfall amounts up to 4 to 6 inches. that's what's gog on around in good morning, i'm meteorologist bill henley. another windy day. gusty winds. that will keep things chillier. afternoon readings in the 50s today with winds gusting to 35 miles an hour. the winds die down tonight.
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a colder morning, 32 degrees. but a nice warm up tomorrow afternoon, 60 degrees. and warmer on thursday, 74. but on friday, showers and thunderstorms sweep through the area. and it cools down over the weekend. sunday and monday, high temperatures in the 40s. have a great day. >> that is your latest weather. tamron? >> thanks, buddy. a navy seal commander and best-selling author rorke denver has run every phase of training for the u.s. navy seals and has led special forces missions in the middle east and latin america. >> now he's running a different show. fox's "american grit," featuring 16 of the country's toughest men and women. competing in a variety of military grade and survival-themed challenges. rorke is a mentor on the show, hosted by our good friend, john cena. >> pleasure to have you here, man. >> so proud of you. keep kills it. >> like a statue. never waivers.
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>> how heavy is your bag? >> don't address this clown. >> don't do the head games. >> keep it up, jim. >> jim, starting to tire many. >> i ain't going anywhere. >> it's burning. >> it's not burning at all. >> not me, them. >> oh! freaky. commander rorke, good morning. how are you? >> good morning. >> this show has been called one of the most intense competition challenges out there. was that the goal going into production? or was it sort of inherent? >> it was the goal to have military-theme and had inspired challenges that would put civilians through some of what we've experienced in our military training. >> you are a mentor on the show, and i got the best seat in the house. i could sit back and watch you do your thing. your new book, "worth dying for," it's loalmost like you ta the mentoring role, as well. comes out april 5th. >> in a week. >> it seems you use the same philosophy to send your message
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in the show as well as the book. explain about the book. >> "worth dying for" is hopefully a thinking ware yo ii perspective on a decade of combat and what lessons can we bring back to tfrom the battlef and help folks move forward. >> you use the same philosophy in your mentor position on "american grit," where you picked your team, and helping them function as a unit. first time leading normal civilians. >> leading seals, you have a focused and driven group of folks that require different levels of motivation, making it really fun. >> what was your biggest challenge? >> figuring out how to lead people differently. i had one athlete that needed a very different set of leadership and guidance and mentorship from me than another athlete. i had to balance that. >> what was your biggest reward? >> seeing them buy into each other and take care of one another. i felt if they worked together
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as a team and took care of one another, the results would be what they would be. they delivered. >> april 14th, when people watch "american grit" on fox, what do you want them to take away from this? >> what has made in country great is toughness. what makes our military great is not the tactics and the training and the things we use on the battlefield technically. it's the grit, the toughness we bring to the fight. if we can import that or give that to the rest of the folks, it's going to be time well spent. >> speaking of grit, ladies, we have a course for you. make your way to the starting line. >> we didn't have time to change from our clothes. we put on sneakers. >> what are the obstacles? >> the most difficult ever assembled. high knew through the tires, army crawl on the matts. >> what's the army crawl? >> i'll do it. >> watch the shoulder, john. you're injured. >> use your knees? >> you are going to walk along
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the highly suspended balance beam. final task will be a bean bag toss in the cornhole target. >> what does that teach us about army grit? >> focus. >> you can claim the prize. >> ready? >> who calls it? >> go! >> good luck. ♪ >> now the bean bag toss. who will be the first -- oh! >> still in it. high knees. >> america! >> tamron hall. >> who pays for our dry cleaning? >> thank you so much. thank you, rorke. great show, john. >> we are america. >> there it is. >> usa! tamron has her travel tips. >> from that to beauty, really? >> go for it.
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we called in our buddy, lifestyle expert and founder of lady and the blog, to help us explore some of the latest and greatest things to make our travel much easier. good morning. good to see you. >> thank you for having me. >> you put together items for us, as i mentioned. been on the road a lot and there is nothing worse than trying to stuff everything. if i had a kid, i'd pit the kid on top of the suitcase and try to close it. let's start with the clothing. beauty, as well. >> some of the tools i like to bring along are a mini steamer because i tend to travel with a lot of delegateicatedelicates. >> right. >> mini flat iron. dry shampoo and heat goes a long way. >> steamer, do we need to pack one when most hotels have an iron? >> i don't like -- even the sound, the screeching sound of
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me opening the table board. i can handle my silks and everything. i don't have an iron in my house. i only use steamers. that works for me. >> the flat iron here, which this one is awesome, you looked and explored travel irons. i'm testing out one lately. we'll talk about it later. you actually are able to unplug it with you. >> amazing. >> size matters. where do you wapack this? >> comes with the top, to keep it -- for the heat. >> good to go. >> put it to the side. i keep my clothing neutral. if i need to rewe-wear the shir no one can tell you have the black shirt on twice. >> i swear by this. we were away for 14 days covering the campaign. i only took neutral clothes. >> i do this a was es well. >> wore them over and over.
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>> use delicates containers to keep them separate. i love makeup sticks. foundation, lip, cheek and eye makeup. if you're a powder girl, bring it along. i suggest two cotton rounds for added protection. if it breaks, don't worry about it getting over your stuff. here's a representation of all the products i use in my house. what i like to do when i travel is i buy everything i need again. i keep it in a compartment, travel compartment, and they travel with me. this is from wish beauty. so great. it has suction cups, place for your brushes, a mirror that lights up. >> this is what i live by when i was on the campaign trail. i got into a conversation with another woman who travels. we were commiserating over the bad light in every hotel you stay in. this mirror, because i do my own makeup, saved me.
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"quit your day job," following entrepreneurs working with investors to get the ideas. randi zuckerberg is one of the private investors. good to see you. >> i'm excited for our show. >> you have these investors on the show. unlike other shows, you don't fight? >> that's right. we're all strong minded but we have to agree to invest unanimously. all in or all out. >> elevator pitch is very big. >> it is. >> we have an elevator here. what's crucial in an elevator pitch? >> first, you can fit one or two points in. i don't want someone all over the place. i want data. i want stats. i don't want emotions. like i'm working really hard. i deserve this. i want real stats. i want the entrepreneur to sell me on both their industry and on them. >> in fact, squeezing in for an elevator pitch. >> i'm? >> you're the founder of lime green skin care. you have 15 seconds, go.
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>> hi, i'm the founder of lawn green. with one of our all natural, multi-use skin care products you can shampoo and moisturize hair, gently wash your face and body. men, women, whole family uses it. can we schedule a time to demo our full line of products? >> that's great. a few things i liked ability tha -- about that. you got into it and asked for a follow up. one thing i would have loved to include, where i can find you on social media for more information. >> okay. >> maybe one tidbit about why you. you sold me on the skin care. why you as an entrepreneur? we have one other entrepreneur. great job. >> thank you, guys. >> let's bring in the next one. >> delicious. >> popsicles here. >> real tight elevator. >> 15 seconds. >> let me introduce you to all natural pops low sugar, big
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flavor. at most, 50 calories. less sugar than an apple and contains nutrients. lick to live well. >> love the title. >> one thing that was great, you showed me how it differentiated from other products on the mark etc. this is a crowded market. i would have loved for you to talk about how we can follow up with you if we wanted more information. >> he had time. >> could have included that. >> this is great. can i have one? >> please. >> very tasty. >> cheers. >> usually i avoid people in elevators. >> can't now. randi, thank you so much. to our entrepreneurs, "quit your day job" tomorrow night 10:00/9:00 central on oxygen. we're back in a moment. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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skyforce 10 is live over breaking news in bucks county along the pennsylvania turnpike. a truck hit the toll booth at the delaware river bridge interchange. first-alert traffic reporter jessica boyington has been watching this and giving us more details. a few moments ago all you could see was black smoke billowing out from underneath this scene. skyforce 10 is live over the scene right now. the westbound traffic coming in from new jersey approaching the delaware valley interchange is
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blocked off to traffic right now. so you're going to need an alternate here for the time being while they get the situation under control. it does look like some of the fire is out right now. so maybe it's on its way out the door right here. but if you are trying to access the p.a. turnpike. say you're coming from the new jersey turnpike, keep going, don't get off on that exit. you want to get off near exit 73 near the tacony-palmyra bridge, that will bring you back to the p.a. side. now we'll get the forecast from meteorologist bill henley. talking windchills today, bill? >> strong, gusty winds have not let up and temperatures are barely moving. the wind is making it feel colder. 38-mile-an-hour wind gusts in the pocano mountains. 32-mile-an-hour in northeast philadelphia. so temperatures are in the lower 50s but it feels colder in the 40s. that persistent wind will keep us on the cool side today where yesterday we hit 70. middle 50s this afternoon. i'm tracy davidson. we'll have another update in 25 minutes. you can always stay updated on
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from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> oh, yes. is booze day tuesday, march the 29th. that only means one thing. savannah guthrie is filling isn't. >> i'm so excited. >> just for a second before we start, don't you feel a little teeny bit liberated? >> i feel liberated but i feel nervous because on the 7:00 to 9:00 hour for the "today" show, you have the producer in your ear, you've been studying since 3:00 in the morning. needless to say i haven't had a glass of wine. now i'm here, you just gave me

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